South Pole By Bike Anyone?

Maria Leijerstram and her trike: first to pedal there.

In December 2013 Maria Leijerstram became the first person to pedal all the way to the South Pole on her recumbent trike. Just a few miles behind her was Daniel Burton on a fat bike and Juan Menendez Granados who is riding fully unsupported.

Some commentators are saying that a recumbent trike ‘isn’t a bicycle’, so either Daniel or Juan will be the first ‘proper bikes’ to make the voyage. We say they’re all awesome!

Daniel Burton trains by crossing Lake Utah on his fat bike.

Juan Menendez Granados ‘Fearless Juan’: first unsupported attempt.

Helen Skelton’s walk/kite-ski/cycle to the South Pole: first to try pedaling.